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February 11, 2011

Hey everyone! My name is Katherine Carey, and I'm a sophomore from Sacramento, CA.  I'm a diplomacy and world affairs major and an art history minor.  While my academics have always been really important to me, extracurriculars are a great way to get involved and meet new people at Oxy, so I participate in many outside-the-classroom activities.  I'm a member of Delta Omicron Tau sorority, and served as the head of Women's Recruitment on Greek Council.  I'm one of ten Honor Board Jurors, who are elected by the student body to sit on academic and conduct cases and represent the student voice.  I also was an Orientation Team (O-Team) leader in 2010.  (Orientation is a wonderful program that all incoming freshmen participate in.  First-years move in the week before school starts, are separated into groups of about 13 students, and are then led through the week's activities by their O-Team leader...

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February 11, 2011

Hello blog readers! My name is Marilyn Bran, and I am currently a sophomore at Oxy. I am a psychology major and I am still deciding if I should minor in art or sociology. So a little bit more about myself, I love music, movies, and tv. My type of music ranges from pop to rap and as for movies I enjoy comedies. I am also a family person so I enjoy spending time with my family when I have the opportunity. As to my participation at Oxy I am part of the Admission Team where I will meet a lot of prospective students, as well as involved in the local sorority Delta Omicron Tau. I also work for NPP (Neighborhood Partnership Program) where we tutor students from local high schools. The main reason why I chose Occidental College was because of its location in Los Angeles. I am from Compton which is not far from Oxy so on occasions I get to return home to spend time with my family (Side note: Compton is known for its bad reputation, but please don’t be...

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February 11, 2011

my name is aja. i love music, water, harry potter, the idea of a representative government, and running. i am a sophomore, first generation student-athlete from the los angeles area. I am an economics major, religious studies minor, but my main focus is on battling systems of oppression- i know, it's tough. i am a juror in oxy's judicial system, honor board, president and co-founder of the muslim students association, and an advocate in GRAP that works with public counsel in LA.  i also have two jobs on campus.  haha, i'm taking advantage of everything i can, clearly. at occidental, i have new knowledge, friends, mentors, and family.  it has been my home and i love it.  i'm incredibly lucky to be here. thanks for reading! swish and flick

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February 9, 2011

Well hello there! My name is Lisa Gilliland, I am currently an undeclared freshman who plays on the varsity softball team here at Oxy. I am from Berkeley, CA and I love to sing, play piano, and listen to music. I am leaning towards majoring in psychology and potentially minoring in education and/or economics (random, I know). I love to play and watch all sports, my favorite team being the San Francisco Giants. I also love to take pictures, watch TV, and drink coffee =).
Oh, and I put smiley faces on almost everything I write so make sure to look for them in my following posts!!!
Thanks for reading!

February 9, 2011

Hi =] My name is Marisha Thakker and I'm (potentially) an urban and environmental policy major in the class of 2014. I'm from India, and despite being 8000 miles from home, Oxy makes me feel welcome. I'm creative and love dancing, music and literature. I've only been here a few months and am already involved in a large amount of environmental initiatives on campus. Oxy was love at first sight for me. (Yes, I'm a romantic, too.)  I miss home, but only because I can't find good Indian food around here- I'm thinking of starting an Indian cookout club soon, so that'll be covered. I hope my entries give you an international perspective on campus life [if not, I promise an interesting read =p) I adore cooking, so watch out for Indian recipes on my posts! Thanks for reading! =] Marisha

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